Confident Christianity

About me

Industry Non-Profit
Occupation Apologist/Author/Speaker/Professor
Location Texas, United States
Introduction Not a likely Christian apologist…Mary Jo grew up in the metropolitan area of Portland, Oregon. She then moved over 2,000 miles away to Oklahoma to begin her undergraduate studies. During her music education training at OU, Mary Jo became a Christian at the age of 20 after having read the One Year Bible completely through. Upon becoming a Christian, she quickly enrolled in her local church’s MasterLife discipleship course. After a year in the church, Mary Jo and her husband, Roger, were asked to lead the youth ministry (Roger holds an M.A. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary). Several years into ministry, Mary Jo began to question the basis for her belief in God. She decided that if God was real, there should be solid answers to support His existence; and solid answers are what she found. Mary Jo has become familiar with the arguments for and against the existence of God in a number of areas. She has studied with Gary Habermas, J.P. Moreland, Craig Hazen, Clay Jones, R. Douglas Geivett, John A. Bloom, Kenneth Samples, and R. Scott Smith. She has also been mentored by Dr. Paul Copan.
Interests Christian Apologetics, Christian Theology & Music.
Favorite Movies The Princess Bride, The Three Amigos, Rocket Man, Indiana Jones Trilogy, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Patriot
Favorite Music Shostakovich, Chopin, Wagner, Harry Connick Jr, Norah Jones, John Coltrane, Bebo Norman, Chris Tomlin, Steven Curtis Chapman
Favorite Books I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be An Atheist, When Skeptics Ask, Relativism: Feet Firmly Planted in Mid-Air, The Abolition of Man, The Privileged Planet, The Resurrection of the Son of God, The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus, The Closing of the American Mind